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Large raptor, dark brown upperparts contrast with white underparts, faint breast band. Small, white head has dark crown, eyestripe. Dark bill. Wings held at a distinct angle in flight, with underwing showing barred flight feathers and diagnostic dark patches on forewing. Gray legs and feet.
Worldwide distribution except Antarctica; found near large bodies of water.
Spotted on Jul 1, 2012
Submitted on Apr 26, 2013
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Thanks, Sandra and Stefania!
Done. Thanks for the suggestion, Ava T-B!
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Nice series! I love watching them fish. I was disappointed this year to see a pair of Canada Geese have taken over a previous Osprey nest!